File No. 763.72/12146

The Minister in Switzerland ( Stovall) to the Secretary of State

No. 4858

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith enclosed a memorandum1 which I have received from a well-informed Pole in close touch with the Regency Government at Warsaw in regard to the danger of anarchy subsequent to the withdrawal of German troops unless some measure is taken to maintain order in the country.

I was informed from another reliable source that an occupation of Poland and the Baltic states during the peace conference and subsequent to it would be necessary, as these states would never come to an agreement among themselves. While certain territories might be allocated to them on paper, they would fight among themselves unless there was a proper Allied force to insure order and carry out the agreements which had been made.

I have [etc.]

Pleasant A. Stovall
  1. Not printed.